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Promotional Goodness: This Chevrolet Pitch Video For The 1979 Nova and Monza Is A Fun Watch

By the time the late 1970s rolled around, the Nova had transitioned from a budget small or big block muscle car to a cruiser that was supposed to be “luxurious” when totally options and...

If You Can’t Be Good, Make It Look Good: This Ford Falcon XW Goes For The Sky At Sydney!

Going wheels-up does nothing for your dragstrip run except impress anybody who witnesses it…and possibly helps lighten the racing package after the driver proceeds to fill their shorts. This...

This Compilation Of High-Speed Vehicle Crash Testing Is Brutal! One Car Into Another At 200 KM/H!

When you were a kid playing with your Hot Wheels, did you ever simulate accidents? I sure as hell did. I had one car in particular, a Dodge Monaco cop car, that in my twisted little mind, was...

21 Years Gone: Watch Eddie Hill’s Last Top Fuel Pass Ever From NHRA Houston 1999

The end of Eddie Hill’s career came at the same drag strip that the NHRA will be racing on this weekend in Baytown, Texas. It came on a top fuel pass that was not supposed to be his last ever,...

Old School Noise: This 1970s NHRA Points Meet Footage From Houston Is Amazing

It seems wild to think about the fact that back in the day nitro funny car and top fuel competitors spent a lot of time running NHRA points meets while chasing national championships. It was a large...

Watch TV Tommy Ivo Race The Green Mamba Jet Car Circa The Late 1960s in Texas!

Ahhh, match racing. The fabled way for so many stars of the drag racing world to pay the bills and make cash with their hot rods. It is vaudeville on four wheels with a schedule that’s 10-times...

Morning Symphony: Launching The B-1B Lancer With The Candles Lit

The B-52 is probably going to outlive it by at least twenty years. The B-2 Spirit was ten times as radical and who knows how much more expensive to produce and upkeep. But if you’ve never, ever...

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The Winners: Watch Beckman, Torrence, Savoie, and Hartford Close The Deal At Dallas!

It was one of the most “normal” feeling races of the 2020 NHRA Camping World drag racing season last weekend as the tour arrived at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis for the AAA Texas NHRA...

Truly Custom: Watch Don Groff Run His Custom Built Toyota 1JZ V12 Powered Open Wheel Car On The Dyno

Don Groff is a BangShift hall of fame level hero. The man built a one off twin turbocharged V12 engine by mating two Toyota 1JZ inline six engines together. As if that were not enough, Groff then...

Total Beast: Watch This MMR GenX Coyote Engine Turn 10,000 RPM With Twin 94mm Turbos – 4,000hp!

When it comes to drag racing, there is one element of the sport that doesn’t get enough credit. That’s the fact that drag racers have long had the tradition of taking a factory style...

Quick Six: This Video Shows The Six Quickest Laps At The 2020 Goodwood Timed Shootout

Because 2020 has made everything weird and strange, Goodwood is no different. Instead of running up the hill as has been the tradition, the performance aspects of the event were moved to the Goodwood...

The Final Word: Take A Quick Look At The Art Of The Crash Barrier

Nobody ever wants to have to have the opportunity to thank a crash barrier for doing it’s job…because if that has occurred, it’s already a pretty messed-up day. When control is...

Shop Of Dreams: Uncle Tony Meets The Hot Rod Hoarder’s Collection!

Tommy Lee Byrd has been a friend of BangShift.com for years. His calm, pleasant demeanor belies the gearhead that he is. The dude will get close to the action as a photographer (he was standing right...

American Alternative: Reflect On The AMC Pacer, The Car That Tried It’s Best

My stepfather is the kind of man that makes most people nervous. He looks like he’s ready for violence at any point in time. His voice goes from quiet and deadly to death metal at full volume...

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